October 8, 2019

Purdue experts available to discuss U.S./China trade negotiations in Washington

David Hummels: Impact of tariffs, trade wars on major U.S. industries

David Hummels is the Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management and a professor of economics. His research focuses on a broad range of issues in international trade, including offshoring, product differentiation, barriers to trade and the broader impacts of aviation, infrastructure and trade facilitation on trade and economic development. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an associate editor of the Journal of International Economics and an associate director of the Forum for Research on Empirical International Trade.

Contact: David Hummels, 765-494-4366, hummelsd@purdue.edu

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu


Anson Soderbery: Government-enacted tariffs equal reduced company investment

Anson Soderbery is an associate professor of economics at the Krannert School of Management. His areas of research expertise include industrial organization, international trade and tariffs. He has published on optimal tariffs and applied tariffs. Soderbery can speak to how companies react to enacted tariffs, trade elasticities, import supply and more.

Contact: Anson Soderbery, 765-494-4498, asoderbe@purdue.edu

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu


Chong Xiang: How consumers and small businesses are coping with tariffs

Chong Xiang is an economics professor at the Krannert School of Management. His research interests include international trade, industrial organization and international finance. Xiang can comment on current U.S. tariffs; what might have led to the U.S.’s tough stance on China; how the tariffs affect consumers and small businesses; and how businesses are coping.

Contact: Chong Xiang, 765-494-4499, cxiang@purdue.edu  

Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu


Media contact: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu

Sources: David Hummels, 765-494-4366, hummelsd@purdue.edu

Anson Soderbery, 765-494-4498, asoderbe@purdue.edu

Chong Xiang, 765-494-4499, cxiang@purdue.edu 

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